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In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, officials dramatically remade the long-struggling education system in New Orleans, turning it into the nation’s first all charter-school system. Our stories will look at what’s working — and what’s not — in the nation’s largest, most ambitious experiment with school decentralization. See all our Special Reports

Betsy DeVos should know robbing Peter to pay Paul is a sin in education

Education budget could end proven programs in favor of perilous policies

The Civil War may be settled, but the fight to remove its symbols rages on

New Orleans activists aren’t erasing history, but correcting it

OPINION: “TOPS should be for low-income students”

A student asks Louisiana Rep. Nancy Landry to restore funding for the state’s merit scholarship program

OPINION: “Education was the only way for me to help my family”

A student asks the Louisiana governor and legislature to restore funding for the state’s merit scholarship program

OPINION: “TOPS has impacted my life in a very positive way”

A student asks the Louisiana governor and legislature to restore funding for the state’s merit scholarship program

OPINION: “I was awarded $2.00 for TOPS, a dollar a semester”

A student asks Louisiana Rep. Nancy Landry to restore funding for the state’s merit scholarship program

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Dear Mr. Governor: How you can help poor kids in Louisiana go to college

The TOPS merit-based scholarship program is in jeopardy, but it doesn’t have to be

Isn’t desegregation a measure of educational quality?

Real reform begins early and accounts for racial and economic diversity

Video: Inside a jail school trying to treat kids like scholars not criminals

A once notorious juvenile detention center in New Orleans gets a new school

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